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ChristopherSchlegel
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ChristopherSchlegel
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05/10/2022 3:12 am
Originally Posted by: Bowman_DavidWorking through the 'Rock 1' lessons the Amp that Anders is using sounds so much brighter than the Boss on clean.

Anders is likely using some kind of digital modeling system that is set up specifically to sound great on the lesson production. So what you hear as the end result on the lesson video isn't even necessarily what it might sound like in the room.

Having said that, I have a Katana & know what you mean. It has a lot of good presets but most of them are generic & need to be tweaked a bit.

One of the most important things about the Katana or any amp is that treble, brightness & good sounding presence often requires volume. You have to turn it up a bit to get it to sound really good. :)

If you want to keep it at a home friendly volume level, then set it on the clean amp, gain & volume about 50%, bass 25%, mids & treble 75%.

And here's the important part, select any Boost setting & turn it up about 50%. This really adds some presence & sparkle to the clean tone. Try the green button setting for a treble booster-blues drive type tone.

Use your bridge pickup for the most treble sound. Add some reverb for depth. That should get you in the ballpark of a clean-ish bright rock tone!

Check out this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t21xfDCPS8Y

Let me know if that works or we need to try something else. Hope that helps!


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